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Dubai South welcomed 650 new companies in 2020

COVID-19 stimulus packages helped the Business Park retain 90% of companies operating within it

16 SMEs in Egypt to implement digital transformation projects

Coming period will witness the launch of another set of projects and opportunities for SMEs in Egypt

Egypt's Agriculture Minister approves $3.78mln in funding to develop 42 milk collection centres

These centres have been termed as SMEs to benefit from the CBE initiative offering 5% interest on financing

Egypt Ventures raises $6,63mln investments in 2020: International Cooperation Ministry

The latest divs means that Egypt Ventures’ total investments since its 2017 inception have amounted to about $19.54mlnbenefiting 150 start-ups

SMEs in Oman urged to reap benefits of plastic ban

Manufacturing alternatives to the plastic products can help consumers to use them instead of single use plastic

Oman’s SME numbers surge 13.4% in November

A total of 16,024 SMEs registered in the Governorate of Muscat at the end of November 2020

Five-step guide on fending off cyber-attacks on your SME

For start-ups, being hacked can range from a costly annoyance to a business-ending disaster; two regional experts advise SMEs on protection strategies

Guide list for the neophyte entrepreneurs

If you're new to the SME game, there are some recommendations you can consider to ensure your business thrives

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